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Rock Band Masterclasses
for Grades 6-12

Students learning guitar, bass, drums, keys and vocals have the opportunity to learn new skills in a social environment with like-minded peers. Topics are focused on popular music and participation is highly recommended for students interested in playing in a band or ensemble. 


Each weekend masterclass is relevant for every rock instrument. The first half of each masterclass will be dedicated to the specific topic. The last hour of the class will be a supervised "Open Studio" where students can experiment with what they've learned, jam with other students and hang!


Masterclasses have drop-in rate of $25/per class. Participation is included for students Grades 6-12 currently enrolled in a TMS rock band.


OCT 14

Writing & Recording in Real Time

with Melissa Elliott & Joe Rudd

Students will workshop the process of creating and recording an original song with a band in real time.

NOV 11

Songwriting for the Solo Artist

with Melissa Elliott

Singer/Songwriter Missy Jo will lead students through a deep dive of the songwriting process including song structure, simple accompaniment and a strong focus on lyrics. 

JAN 20

Intro to Music Theory

with Joe Rudd

Better understand what you’re playing, learn how to communicate with other musicians, and get creative by learning the language of Music Theory! Students will use keyboards (provided) to get familiar with notes, how they work, chords and their roles. Material learned applies to all instruments.

FEB 24

Sharing Sonic Space

with Taylor Upton

Experiment with alternate voicings, triads and inversions to stop stepping on your bandmates' toes and get that big, full rock band sound! Keyboards provided for non-string players.

APR 20

Rock Grooves for the Full Band

with Ed Domer

Students of all instruments will get into the details of essential rock grooves every musician, regardless of instrument, should know. Bucket drums and drum sets provided. BYOS (sticks, if you have them).

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